Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
The great Jim Mize makes a welcome return to the White Water Tavern, with cow-punkers extraordinaire The P-47s and Uncle Joe and The Backsliders' Choir featuring Mize on dobro and Times contributor Joe Meazle, 9 p.m., $5. The Little Rock Wind Symphony presents "An Organ Extravaganza!" at Second Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10, free for students. Pulaski Technical College hosts a screening of the Little Rock punk scene documentary "Towncraft" in the R.J. Wills Lecture Hall, with a Q&A with producer Burt Taggart after the film, 6 p.m., free. Up in Conway, Hendrix College will host Dr. Eric Goldman, who presents "Looking at Ourselves: The American Jewish Experience" in Room C at the Mills Center, 7:30 p.m.
Vino's has a big night of hip-hop, with "The Beat Party XI," showcasing producers Ferocious, King Boom, QNote, Mannie Gee and Don Dash Beatz and live performances from #NECESSARY, Duke Stigall, Fresco the Caveman, Arkansas Bo, Sleepy Floyd and Zii Dimensional. It's hosted by Osyrus Bolly, Panda Rozay and DJ Swift, 9 p.m., $6. Get your weekly fix of burly-ass rock, with Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, Cornerstone, 8 p.m. Revolution has heavy alt-rockers (HED)p.e., with Saint Diablo, At War's End and Sychosys, 18-and-older, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. This is the last weekend to catch "Ain't Nothing But A Thang" at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $12-$16, see theater listings for more details. Community Theatre of Little Rock's production of "The Pursuit of Happiness" continues this weekend, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, The Public Theatre, $12-$14. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts Family Movie Night with "Remember the Titans," 6 p.m., free.
First Presbyterian Church hosts the first annual Arkansas PFLAG Conference, featuring workshops about a variety of topics relevant to the LGBT community. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the conference starts at 10 a.m., $20. For an evening of excellent singer/songwriters, check out Amy Lavere and Mandy McBryde, White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $7. Up in Conway, Swampbird tears it up over at Bear's Den Pizza, 9:30 p.m., free. The Town Pump has a great lineup of local rock 'n' roll, with Little Rock's War Chief and The Stephen Neeper Band, 9 p.m., $3.